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Germany accounts for almost half of the contributions made to the public consultation on the CAP

Germany is the EU country most involved in the public consultation process on the CAP, which took place between 2th February and 2th May, with 47% of the almost 323,000 contributions. A fact that has been given to know about the recent trip organized by the Directorate General of Agriculture of the European Commission, with the aim of disseminating among European journalists of Member States the most important aspects of agricultural policy and the fruit and vegetable sector.
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José Blanco claims EC aid to offset losses caused by potato blight

The Socialist MEP, José Blanco, has called on the European Commission, through a parliamentary question, to enable the necessary aid to compensate for the economic impact suffered by farmers affected by the potato pest. The Commission itself acknowledged in its parliamentary response that "in the affected areas, under Regulation (EU) No 652/2014, subsidies could be granted in certain circumstances in order to assist the national competent authorities to adopt eradication measures and to compensate owners for the value of spoiled vegetables".
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The Spanish MEPs denounce the defamatory campaign of French winegrowers against Spain

Spanish socialists in the European Parliament have urged urgent measures to be taken to defend Spanish wine in order to counteract the effects of an advertising campaign launched by French farmers with a clearly defamatory aim and which, in its view, "represents a infringement of the single market and of the EU's competition rules".
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EU: Spain will defend approval of the protocol proposed by the Canary Islands to eliminate Guatemalan moth

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has assured that the Spanish Government is working so that the protocol proposed by the Canary Government for the elimination of the Guatemalan Moth is approved in the European Union, so that the Canary Islands potato can be exported back to EU territory. Protocol which, in its day, was sent to the European Commission and whose approval is currently being negotiated.
170403_Observatorio precios plátano y banana Bruselas

The EU's Banana Prices Observatory analyzes the impact of imports

On 29th March, the first working meeting of the Community Banana and Banana Price Observatory, held in the framework of the 4th Forum of the Outermost Regions (RUP), was held in Brussels. The objective of this meeting was to measure the specific impact of banana imports from third countries on the markets of European producer countries and, if necessary, to take measures aimed at ensuring the survival of the Community crop
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EU resumes imports of green products from Norway and Iceland

Green products from Norway and Iceland, including Norwegian organic salmon, are again eligible for import into the European Union and marketed properly in line with their organic product standards following the incorporation of the relevant rules of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).
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ALAS welcomes the scientific opinion of ECHA which rules out the health risks of glyphosate

Member organizations of ALAS, Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (ASAJA and UPA, Agro-food Cooperatives of Spain, the Spanish Federation of Associations of Producers Exporters of Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and Living Plants (FEPEX) and the Spanish Association of Conservation / Soils (AEAC / SV)) have celebrated the scientific opinion of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) according to which "the scientific evidence available does not permit the classification of glyphosate as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction".